Our People

Sarah Shimazaki
she/her/hers
Program Coordinator
Talk and write in a way that encourages the mutual exchange of ideas and acts like a midwife to people birthing their own ideas. - Grace Lee Boggs
Oakland, California

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Sarah offers support across various projects and teams at Resource Media, contributing ideas and content alike. She is dedicated to tapping into the power of storytelling and digital media to amplify voices, inspire change and cultivate connection across issue silos. Whether it's designing a fact sheet, producing short videos or facilitating a training, she enjoys finding new ways to combine her creativity and digital expertise.

Sarah leads Resource Media’s Outdoor Equity initiative, partnering with outdoor education, conservation and advocacy nonprofits to expand the outdoor and public lands narrative. She has spent the last few years developing relationships with outdoor enthusiasts and activists of color across the country, facilitating skills-based trainings at conferences, providing communications support for small nonprofits and building media platforms to center the stories of historically marginalized communities and their intrinsic relationship to nature and the outdoors.

Highlights & Background

While working toward her degree in Environmental Policy at UC San Diego, Sarah spent time interning for a variety of nonprofits, government agencies and student organizations, all connected to environmental and social justice issues. She is also a trauma-informed yoga teacher (RYT 500), grounded in the philosophy that yoga is a tool for life for every body. She brings this same lens to her commitment to equity, justice and anti-racist work, actively centering radical self-love, knowledge of trauma and how it impacts the body and community resilience as a facilitator.